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Friday, June 11, 2010

Cats In Trouble Mystery Series

If you are looking for a fun, cozy mystery to read please check out Leann Sweeney's second installment in her "Cats in Trouble Mystery" series -- The Cat, The Professor and the Poison! Cat fans, quilters, and cozy mystery reads will enjoy it I think. Leann has a quirky and cute sense of humor and you may just learn some interesting things about cats you didn't know. One reviewer wrote "In her second (book), Leann Sweeney once again gives cats lovers a mystery where cats take center stage in all aspects of the mystery. Jillian Hart makes quilts for cats, rescues cats and has three special cats of her own, Chablis, Syrah and Merlot. Jillian Hart may have a soft spot in her heart when it comes to animal welfare, but she is no push over. If a cat is in trouble, Jillian Hart will use her vast knowledge of cat lore, her intellectual acumen, her instincts and her heart to solve the case. In THE CAT, THE PROFESSOR AND THE POISON, Leann Sweeney takes readers more into the character of her sleuth as Jillian and Candace form a friendship. A reader gets to know one character through the other, catching a glimpse of the emotional character as well as the sense of humor they elicit. One is the perfect counterpoint to the other. Above all, these additional heartwarming insights into endear a reader to the series. The first book in the series, THE CAT, THE QUILT AND THE CORPSE is an outstanding introduction to the series, but the character developments and new mystery in THE CAT, THE PROFESSOR AND THE POISON marks the Cats in Trouble series as one well worth following.  So turn your TV off, pour a nice cold glass of iced tea, have a seat out on your pourch, put your feet up, and have a good read! Hope this describes your weekend! See you all next week.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Happy Thursday Everyone - Take a Look at My GiveAway List

It seems everyone is busy crafting except me! Oh, darn. Life has been a little busy lately for me ... especially since my lawn seems to grow 6 inches every day!

I also need to find my camera, too, so that I can post some pictures especially of the giveaway items I received from Kerri over at The Calico Rabbit. I just love the towel and the painted wooden sign and they will be fantastic additions to my kitchen.

If you have some time and enjoy giveaways, check out the ones I have listed on my sidebar ... and good luck and have a snow cone kind of day!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Kitty Pins by Another Linda

If you get some time, head on over to AnotherLinda' blog. She is selling these adorable kitty pins and she has such a talent for whimsy!

I hope you are all doing well today. It is a bit cool here in east central Iowa. What a relief after quite a few days of high dew points and high temperatures. I might be able to mow my lawn this afternoon without the neighbors having to call 911! I don't have much to report craft-wise today as the weekend was full of Memorial Day activities and my hubby's 40th High School Reunion (I kept thinking I can't look this old! :) ).  Rather disappointing sales on eBay this past week, but with the economy and the holiday, I'm not surprised. Has anyone else noticed that their sales have fallen off a little in the past year or so? I'd love to hear your take on things.  Well, lunch time is over and its back to ensuring chemical safety for the university!